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post #8281 of 18107
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Originally Posted by earphiler View Post

Giving the velours a try after quite a bit of a (great) ride with Jergpads. Just to have a good reference again haha. 

 

Is anyone still a velour preferrer? 

 I love the feeling of the pleathers and to my hearing, the velours did not sound that much better.

post #8282 of 18107

Interesting. I preferred velour to stock pleather in SQ but stock pleather still had some nice aspects, jergpads are just like perfectly balanced. 

post #8283 of 18107
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

I was referring to the Shure SRH1840 on that post... you do realize this, right? Those are known to be bass light and on the bright side.

I didn't sorry ;D
post #8284 of 18107
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post

I call BS on that.  Both HE-400, and especially the LCD2, are very tight in their bass, but they extend down low and still provide deep, deep bass when called for. 

I don't know what 'rumble' means, so I won't try to discuss that. 



My initial question was how does the HE-6's low bass presence compare to HE-400 or LCD2.  Can you answer that?

Yes I supposw.
The presence is similar but it hits slightly less deep.

You can ask preproman aboit that... He has all 3.
post #8285 of 18107

The jergpad measurements got finished. Thanks purrin!

 

 

1. FR; green = jergpads, blue = velour

 

 

2. CSD of jergpads v1.0

 

 

3. CSD of velours

 

 

(Note that these measurements are with v1 of jergpad; v2 is more open-sounding with better bass extension)

 

Overall much more even and full upper end, less peaks / dips, sibilants would thus be tamed as reflected by my subjective impressions. 

 

Things that are not readily shown by the measurements are that the midrange is much thicker and more satisfying with the jergpads, without the glare/ringing of stock pleathers.

post #8286 of 18107
Oh, thats the HE500. A shame. Wanted to see what it did to the HE400.

Still, it does seem to improve the HE500, for sure.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 3/6/13 at 10:27pm
post #8287 of 18107

That's really cool Jerg!


Edited by Sniping - 3/6/13 at 10:27pm
post #8288 of 18107
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Oh, thats the HE500. A shame. Wanted to see what it did to the HE400.

You can extrapolate: much more filled and less peaky treble, upper mids/lower treble pushed up even more than velours.

post #8289 of 18107
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You can extrapolate: much more filled and less peaky treble, upper mids/lower treble pushed up even more than velours.

 

That is pretty much exactly how I hear it. Treble is less fatigueing (smoothed out), fem vocals(upper mids) are slightly more forward, and lastly sibilance is reduced but this recording dependent.

 

It's just a shame we dont have HE-400 graphs to really bring the point home. Maybe I should offer my cans to purrin for science, but no music may drive me mad.

post #8290 of 18107
So is the HE-400 the only one that doesn't come with a swanky box? I see people with HE-300 and HE-500 and HE-6 with one..
post #8291 of 18107
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Originally Posted by beaver316 View Post

 

That is pretty much exactly how I hear it. Treble is less fatigueing (smoothed out), fem vocals(upper mids) are slightly more forward, and lastly sibilance is reduced but this recording dependent.

 

It's just a shame we dont have HE-400 graphs to really bring the point home. Maybe I should offer my cans to purrin for science, but no music may drive me mad.

He has a pair of HE400s, I'll PM him and see if he could do a measurement. I think he's selling them (the HE400s) though so no promises.

post #8292 of 18107
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Originally Posted by IcedTea View Post

What other genres do you listen to Techno Kid? I'm not sure how well the HD800 and LCD-2 do with EDM, but I can tell you that you'll be happy with the HE-400 ;)

 

I do mainly listen to EDM but also old school 90's grunge and bands from that era also some classical but 90% of what I listen to is EDM.  

 

I'm not like most people that listen to EDM, IEM's that people say aren't good for electronic music sometimes are my favorite's like the Hifiman RE262 and TDK BA200. I boost the bass on the RE262 and I think the sound awesome with EDM, I love mids because that's where most of the music is so as long as the IEM's or headphones have good mids I can work with the other frequencies.

post #8293 of 18107
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Originally Posted by ninjames View Post

So is the HE-400 the only one that doesn't come with a swanky box? I see people with HE-300 and HE-500 and HE-6 with one..


They come in that sleek cardboard box.

post #8294 of 18107
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Originally Posted by Spiderman View Post


They come in that sleek cardboard box.

Thankfully, the hard box is heavy to ship

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post #8295 of 18107
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Originally Posted by earphiler View Post

Interesting. I preferred velour to stock pleather in SQ but stock pleather still had some nice aspects, jergpads are just like perfectly balanced. 

My earlier post was slightly misleading. I have the J$ pads, not the Hifiman stock pleathers. I meant to say that I like the feel of leather rather than the velour. The sound, to me , from the J$ is definitely better than the velours.

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